Google Working Hard to Scrub Child Porn on Internet

Alex Bezeau June 18, 2013 1
Google Working Hard to Scrub Child Porn on Internet

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Google is making notable efforts for removing child porn from the Internet. For this purpose, Google has created an image database which will be shared with charities, law enforcement and tech companies for wiping out the whole web from child porn material. This is something that the tech giant wanted to do for a very long time because the situation crossed every alarming line.

Over the past years, videos and images have multiplied. NC for Exploited and Missing children has reported that it received over 17 million videos and images of child abuse. This is an enormous number and 4 times more than it was reported back in 2007. Jacquelline Fuller, Google’s director, reported that Google will help the program for removing the pornographic material.

The technology behind the removing process will be called “hashing”. It uses a special code that recognizes all the sexual abusive images of children. All the computers will recognize the code and then block or report those sites on the Web. This database will be out and running a year from now. Google is collaborating with organizations and other tech companies since 2006. They are all working against child pornography and Google has donated millions of dollars to these nonprofit organizations.

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As an addition to this, Google has announced that will make another donation of $5 million in order to fight child pornography. The money will be going towards several global organizations like Internet Watch Foundation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Child Protection Tech Fund created by Google. Fuller said that they are in the business of providing people desired information, but there is something that should never be found and nor created in first place. People who will be caught sharing this awful content will be prosecuted.

Other companies like Microsoft have done the same thing for fighting child’s pornography. It has helped developing the hashing technology for the National Center. Facebook also uses the same tech for ensuring this content is not shared on its site.

This is a nice thing to do because protecting the children is something that every tech company out there should be focused on. With this, Google will definitely wake up the others for contributing to this database.

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